China’s Annual Great Wall Marathon Run 2012 (Photo by Sarah Keenlyside)
After pushing myself to the limit, killing myself running the Great Wall Half Marathon this past Saturday, May 19th, I was in dire need of a few very critical things (and in this consecutive order): 1. Shower 2. Massage 3. Second Shower 4. Nap 5. A well-deserved celebration with 6. plenty of cocktails to cure my post-marathon pain.
As competitive as I can be, I wasn’t running for myself. I ran the half marathon in place of Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB)’s General Manager Ignace Lecleir to fundraise for Prevention Through Education (PTE), a 501 (c)3 nonprofit founded specifically to address the lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS in China.
This was my first-ever attempt at running a long-distance race and climbing up and down the Great Wall across 21km/13 miles was a no mean feat for me. But after exactly 2 hours and 47 minutes, I crossed the finish line barely resisting the urge to faint, vomit and pee my pants all at the same time.
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California is about 16 hours behind Beijing, so please forgive the belated post, but after a peek into my very merry Christmas, I hope that perhaps you’ll understand why I’ve been distracted.
LumDimSum Snapshots of My Christmas Day:
My LumDimSum Family
Punjabi’s Manchu Shorba – Ginger Garlic Manchow Soup (RMB 28)
WARNING my fellow Beijingers: This Thursday, Beijing’s weather forecast predicts temperatures to drop to -11 degrees Celsius.
That is scary cold, but with enough layers/puffer jackets together with enough hours of sleep and an appropriate diet, you should be able to prepare your body for the dramatic drop in temperature.
What’s a proper diet for cold weather? Probably lay off the ice cream and other cold treats and stick to foods that will warm you up like hot pot and soups.
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